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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
Nittany Lions finish in the top-4 for the second-consecutive season after earning a No. 4 ranking in the final poll of 2016
Junior classmates Maggie Gallagher and Katie O'Donnell were named to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships All-Tournament Team as announced Sunday afternoon
Penn State concludes season in the NCAA National Semifinals for the second-consecutive season
Penn State battles No. 1 overall seed Maryland in the NCAA Semifinals on Friday evening
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
2017 IWLCA SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN, 2017 IWLCA FIRST-TEAM ALL-REGION, 2017 ALL-ECAC SECOND-TEAM, 2017 ALL-BIG TEN, 2017 TEWAARATON NOMINEE
Started all 21 games on attack in 2017 … led the team with a career-high 70 goals while adding 11 assists for a career-high 81 points … led the team with 130 draw controls … secured 18 multi-goals games … just the fourth different Nittany Lion in program history to reach the 70-goal mark … tied her career-high with six goals while adding one assist and 10 draw controls in a season opening victory against Albany (Feb. 4) … scored three goals with four ground balls and eight draws during a 13-11 win against Towson (Feb. 11) … scored five goals with one assist in a win over Lehigh (Feb. 18) … registered four goals and one assist in a victory at Duquesne (Feb. 22) … scored twice while collecting five draws and a career-best five ground balls in a win over Cornell (Feb. 22) … has back-to-back three goals and seven draw contests against JMU (Mar. 8) and Colorado (Mar. 12) …scored four goals with one assist in a win over Rutgers (Mar. 18) … tallied six goals against JMU (Mar. 25) … scored three goals and added a career-high two assists with seven draw controls during a 15-6 victory over Drexel (Mar. 29) … scored five times with one assist against Ohio State (Apr. 1) … scored three goals and added one assist in a 14-13 victory at Northwestern (Apr. 13) … tied her career-high with six goals against Maryland (Apr. 20) … registered a career-high eight points on six goals and a pair of assists while adding a career-high 12 draw controls during an NCAA Second Round victory over JMU (May 14) … scored three times while adding 12 draw controls in an NCAA Quarterfinal victory over Princeton (May 21).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
2016 BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR, 2016 ALL BIG-TEN, 2016 IWLCA SECOND-TEAM ALL-REGION
Started all 21 games as a freshman … Third on the team in points (52) second in goals (48) while adding four assists and was second on the team in draw controls with 61 … collected at least one point in every game while scoring a goal in 20 of her 21 games played … 12 games with multiple goals … scored her first collegiate goal against Lehigh (February 12) … potted four goals while adding one assist during a win over Duquesne (February 20) … scored twice and collected six draw controls at Virginia (February 27) … had a pair of scores at Johns Hopkins (March 2) … scored a career-high six goals in a win at James Madison (March 9) … found the back of the cage on four occasions at Vanderbilt (March 12) … scored twice against Princeton (March 16) … recorded a hat-trick while adding two helpers against Rutgers (April 2) … secured three scores at Ohio State (April 9) … had one assist and seven draw controls against Cornell (April 13) … scored four times at Michigan (April 17) … notched four goals while adding a career-best nine draw controls at Northwestern (April 23) … tallied four goals in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Winthrop (May 13) … notched a pair of scores in the Elite Eight against Penn (May 21) … had a single tally in the National Semifinal against North Carolina (May 27).BEFORE PENN STATE
Lettered four years at South River High School ... As a senior, earned Under Armour All-America Lacrosse nomination and served as team captain ... Named school's 2015 Female Athlete of the Year ... As a junior in 2014, had a standout season earning U.S. Lacrosse All-America and Academic All-America honors ... Named to the All-County, Maryland Capital Gazette All-County First Team, Washington Post honorable mention All-Metro and named team's MVP, while serving as team captain ... In 2013 as a sophomore was named All-County and Maryland Capital Gazette All-County Second Team ... Played six years with Maryland United Lacrosse Club ... Lettered four years in volleyball earning All-County honors all four seasons ... Was a two-time captain for the volleyball team.
Madison Livia Carter was born Sept. 18, 1997 in Annapolis, Md. to Maureen and Brett Carter, who played volleyball and basketball, respectively, at Salisbury University ... Has two younger sisters, Melanie and Morgan.
CARTER ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for the balance of great academics and athletics along with the whole school atmosphere."
DOHERTY ON CARTER
"Madison is an outstanding player who is ready to contribute quickly. She does a great job on the draw, and we are looking forward to seeing how she develops at the attacking end."